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Sólheimajökull, Iceland
Duration
3 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
8 years old

Description

Scale a breathtaking glacier in Iceland as part of your South Coast adventure with this meet-on-location tour on Solheimajokull. Travelers eager to enjoy a unique, thrilling experience and stunning views should not hesitate to book this fantastic excursion.

This glacier hiking tour begins when you arrive at the base camp at the foot of Solheimajokull. Solheimajokull is an outlet of Myrdalsjokull, one of the country’s largest ice caps, and is perfect for adventurers due to its accessible slopes, incredible formations, and striking views.

Your friendly, expert guide will be waiting to dress you in a harness, helmet, and pair of crampons and equip you with an ice ax. They will then brief you on the equipment and route before leading you around the murky glacier lagoon to Solheimajokull’s snowy surface.

Worry not about the dangers of glacier hiking in Iceland, as your guide knows how to navigate this otherworldly terrain safely and is trained to deal with all potential circumstances. 

All aspects of Iceland’s ice caps are breathtaking. The colors are striking, with untouched white snow veined with black ash from past eruptions and brightened by dazzling blues. Formations such as glistening icicles, towering ice walls, deep crevasses, and sometimes even winding ice caves are around each corner.

As you hike, you can refill your water bottle in pure freshwater streams as it melts. 

The higher you ascend, the more spectacular the views will become. In clear weather, you’ll be able to look over dramatic mountains, the Westman Islands, the black sands of the South Coast, and stunning lava landscapes.

Your guide will tell you how glaciers form and why Iceland is so renowned for them. They will also talk about the dangers they face and how you can help protect them for future generations.

You are also welcome to ask them any questions about the ice caps or life in Iceland, and they can take photos of you and your group at the most picturesque spots.

After a fantastic educational experience, your guide will lead you back to your vehicle at the base camp. As this tour only lasts three hours, it is easy to fit into an exploration of other South Coast sits, such as the Reynisfjara black sand beach, the Dyrholaey rock arch, and the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Hike the slopes of a breathtaking glacier on this once-in-a-lifetime meet-on-location tour on the South Iceland ice cap of Solheimajokull. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Safety Gear
Private Guide

Activities

Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Hiking Boots
Water Bottle
Warm layers

Good to know

Please dress in warm layers (not jeans), with a waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes. Please bring your own water and snacks.

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